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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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ME 423 - Materials Selection

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course provides students with an understanding of materials as grouped systems, as well as familiarization with enough specific engineering materials to allow their effective use in daily assignments. The course also illustrates guidelines for screening candidate materials and arriving at reasonable choices. (prereq: ME 323 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Optimize material and shape selection factors
  • Screen candidate materials and select suitable choices to fit given application requirements

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Mechanical properties
  • Strength and materials
  • Heat treatment and properties of ferrous alloys
  • Heat treatment and properties of aluminum alloys
  • Polymer basics
  • Manufacturing processing for metals, polymers, & composites

Course Topics
  • Categorization of materials and processes 
  • Design process and materials selection
  • Identification of design functions constraints and objectives
  • Screening selection with multiple constraints
  • Influence of shape
  • Product characteristics

Dr. Matt Schaefer

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